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You Are What You Wear: New York’s Sustainable and Ethical Fashion Trade

While the value of what we put in our bodies is by now common knowledge, the awareness of what we put on them is still growing. But many designers and consumers are increasingly committed to responsibly-produced clothing that is made locally, treats workers fairly, and minimizes damage to the environment. As the epicenter of the nation’s garment industry past and present, New York City is at the forefront of the sustainable fashion movement. Join designers, shop owners, and others in the style world to discuss the obstacles and opportunities that face the movement to create ethically-made and fashion-forward clothing.

Tara St. James, Designer of Study NY, Production Coordinator and Research Fellow at Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator

Jasmin Malik Chua, Moderator, Managing Editor, Ecouterre

Timo Rissanen, Assistant Professor of Fashion Design and Sustainability, Parsons School of Design at The New School

Yeohlee Teng, Designer, Yeohlee

Co-sponsored by Black Dress, Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator, Calypso Glow, the Center for Career Development at BMCC, Drakeford PR, Ecouterre, the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Garment District Alliance, Green Show, Helpsy, the High School of Fashion Industries, Humans Who Design, Made in NY: Fashion, Manufacture New York, Sumzine, and Zady. This event is presented as part of the Activist New York program series, made possible by The Puffin Foundation.


Thursday, September 24, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Museum of the City of New York
1220 5th Ave
New York, NY 10029 United States
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